The Wiley Fosters formed in 2010. They are named in tribute to their great friend Mr Tater The Music Maker (née Foster Wiley) of Clarksdale, Mississippi. The Wiley Fosters began as the house band at Zog’s Pool Hall in Chapel Hill. From 2014 - 2018 they were in residency at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough, NC and in late 2018 began their current residency at Arcana Bar & Lounge in Durham, NC.
The Wiley Fosters try and live up to the example that the real Foster Wiley set by always having new members, new instrumentation, and new songs. As Mr. Tater famously said in his “Music Maker” documentary, “I make people happy… and I never play the same song twice neither.”